Speaker programma ISFC 2020

Speaker programma of the ISFC 2020 contained the following subjects and speakers:

08.00 – 08.45 Arrival of guests and visit exhibition
08:45 – 09:00 Opening
09:05 – 09:15 breeder, view on soft fruit industry

Plant Sience Daniel de Vogel

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09:15 – 09:35 Soft Fruit world development

Tim Newton, Technical Director – Berryworld

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09:35 – 09:45 “Grower, meet robot”; Picking strawberry with a robot, last innovations

Tom Coenen, CEO – Octinion

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09:45 – 10.00 Physical means to control powdery mildew

Prof. Dr Arne Stensvand – Goodberry

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09:55 – 11.00 Break and visit exhibition
11:00 – 11:10 Raspberry/Blackberry/Primo- and Floracane: Biological control and vital plants
11:10 – 11:20 Possible causes of deformed fruits in raspberry

Bastien Christ, Groupleader – Agroscope

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11:20 – 11:40 New light on raspberry and blackberry production

Kees Weerheim, Crop physiologist, Wageningen University & Research

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11:30 – 11:45 Winterproduction of blackberries in The Netherlands

Gondy Heijerman, Researcher Softfruit, Delphy

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11.45 – 12.00 Crop Protection against Drosophila Suzukii: What have we learned so far

Bastien Christ, Groupleader – Agroscope

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12:00 – 14:00 Lunch and visit exhibition
14.00 – 14.10 Thrips damage comes on in raspberry and blackberry cultivation, how to protect?

Jurgen Bouveroux, Area Manager Belgium – BIOBEST

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14.10 – 14.20 The challenge of staying free from insects, especially whitefly and thrips in strawberry crops.

Guido Roozemond, Consultant – Koppert Biological Systems

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14.20 – 14.40 Flower initiation is strawberry and raspberry

Dr Erika Krüger – Goodberry

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14.40 – 14:50 Green Forensics, Identification of Soft Fruit Varieties.

ing. Daniël Deinum, Research Technician – Research and Development Naktuinbouw

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14:50 – 15.45 Break and visit exhibition
15.45 – 16.00 Manipulation of everbearers to steer harvest peaks and yielding

Peter Melis, Coordination Research Strawberry, Research centre Hoogstraten

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16.00 – 16.20 Everbeares and junebearers – plantmodels to a higher level
16.20 – 16.30 Berryplaza: learn to grow new varieties

Bart Jongenelen, Researcher Strawberries, Delphy

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19:30 Conference dinner at Van der Valk Hotel in Vught

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Field Trip 10th of January 2020

This practical day 2020 we visited Blackberry winter production under LED light, Berry Plaza strawberry research and at glasshouses 12 months a year strawberry production. Showed and explained were the last innovations untill 2020.

We started 7.30 am in the morning, ended ca. 14.30 pm.
Welcome to the field day; lunch in the strawberry glasshouse Thwan van Gennip.
Many of you got a summer feeling in the winter!!!

Participation to this FIELD TRIP is exclusively for ISFC visitors only.

Conference Dinner

Previous years we offere a unique opportunity for guests, speakers and exhibitors to socialize in a fun, informal manner.
For hotel details, please check at ‘where to stay’. We will deal with the registrations for the conference dinner in order or receipt.

Travel Info

Direction 1931 Congrescentrum Brabenthallen

1931 Congrescentrum Brabenthallen
Oude Engelenseweg 1
5222 AA `s-Hertogenbosch
The Netherlands

By car

1931 Congrescentrum Brabanthallen is easy to reach by car, it is about a one hour drive from Apeldoorn, Amsterdam, Den Haag, Bergen op Zoom, Venlo, Roermond, Rotterdam and Antwerpen.

1931 has ample parking. There are more than 800 parking spaces on private area. This parking space can be enlarged with the parking area of Brabanthallen event complex.

Furthermore 1931 has 4 electric charging stations for car and bike. You can find these on the parking area, passing the tower on your left side.

Public transport

1931 Congrescentrum Brabanthallen is on a walking distance of the central station of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. You can reach 1931 Congrescentrum Brabanthallen in about 12 minutes walking from the central station. When you are at the station take the exit ‘Paleiskwartier/Brabanthallen’ and follow the signs ‘Brabanthallen’.

A2 from Utrecht

Follow the instruction to ‘s-Hertogenbosch. When you are at the transition take the A59 in the direction Waalwijk – ‘s-Hertogenbosch Noord Centrum, and follow signs ‘Brabanthallen’. Take the exit ‘s-Hertogenbosch Centrum – Maaspoort – Brabanthallen. After that you take the exit and take the left road to the Maaspoortweg. Follow that road till the Zanduigerstraat, take the first road on your left to the Diezenkade. After that you take the second exit on your right, the Oude Engelenseweg. On your right you will see 1931 Congrescentrum Brabanthallen.

A2 from Eindhoven

Follow the instruction to ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Keep at exit ‘s-Hertogenbosch Centrum the right direction, Tilburg Centrum – ring ‘s-Hertogenbosch West. At the beginning of the village ‘s-Hertogenbosch take the Vughterweg. Keep left to Wilhelminaplein. At Wilhelminaplein go left twice. Follow that road to the Vlijmenseweg. Go right at Onderwijsboulevard. Go straight ahead to stay at the Onderwijsboulevard. Take at the interchange, the second exit to Copernicuslaan. At the Oude Vlijmenseweg go right. Follow that road to the Oude Engelenseweg. On your left you will see 1931 Congrescentrum Brabanthallen.

A2 from Nijmegen

Follow the instruction to ’s-Hertogenbosch – Heesch- Oss on the A-59. Follow the exit Rosmalen – Berlicum – ‘s-Hertogenbosch-Centrum and P+R Transferium. Follow the signs to s-Hertogenbosch – Centrum. Follow that way to De Grote Elst. Follow that way to Stadionlaan. When you arrived at the interchange go straight ahead. Follow that way to Aartshertogenlaan. Stay on that road till you reach the Orthenseweg and go left. Follow that way to Diezebrug. Go right at the Boschdijkstraat. The Boschdijkstraat turns slightly right and becomes Veemarktweg. Follow the road to Oude Engelenseweg. On your right you will see 1931 Congrescentrum Brabanthallen.